Judy Wang

Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys Pilates, shopping, Broadway shows and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.

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    $10,500 reward offered to find suspect who fatally shot 2-year-old

    CHICAGO — A $10,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a two year-old boy. Ten business owners and former Chicago Bear Richard Dent have contributed to the cause. Lavontay White was killed in an alley near Ogden and Kostner on Tuesday. He was in a car with his uncle, a man police say was a known gang member. The uncle’s pregnant girlfriend was also in the vehicle. The uncle died. The girlfriend was […]

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    Law enforcement, lawmakers tackle growing opioid epidemic

    CHICAGO — Lawmakers and law enforcement officials met on Chicago’s West Side Monday to talk about the growing opioid epidemic affecting Illinois and the rest of the nation. Officials say many of those using opioids and overdosing are in their teens and 20’s. They say it’s important to start educating kids in middle school and high school so they understand the dangers of opioids and stay away from them.

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    At least 188,000 ordered to evacuate over concerns at California dam system

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    White House responds to question about possibility of new immigration order

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    Chicago Muslim and Arab American organizations speak out against Trump travel ban

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    46-year-old man says he was abducted in Wicker Park, beaten and robbed

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    ‘I am hopeful’: Chicago church waits for Syrian refugee family

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    Gov. Rauner critical of stop-pay action by Madigan

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    AG Madigan seeks to stop workers’ pay until budget passed

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is seeking to stop state worker pay until legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner approve a spending plan. A motion by Madigan filed Thursday in St. Clair County Circuit Court seeks to dissolve a preliminary injunction which allowed state workers to be paid during the budget impasse. Madigan asks the court dissolve Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s power to authorize payments to state employees on Feb. 28. In a statement, Mendoza blamed Rauner for […]